Fine Art Painting BA (Hons) St Martins School of Art, London.
Loraine is working on a series of rhythmic and colourful paintings inspired by the native wildflowers of the South Downs.
Citing Sussex-based Eric Ravilious and Paul Klee as influences, her work combines the underlying landscape of the spare, rolling hills with a juggle of wildflowers and abstract colour punctuation. The paintings all have an essence of place, with each painting based on a particular part of the landscape; a particular wildflower discovery. There’s a nod at contemporaries such as Yayoi Kusama too, with coloured circles repeating over the picture surface.
The paintings convey a satisfaction with the bucolic, interwoven with ideas of star watching and myth; a seasonally changing landscape with endless inspiration for the artist.
Original paintings on canvas, works on paper, signed giclée prints and art cushions available at Number 12 On the Kemptown Arts Trail in the Artists Open Houses festival, weekends in May 2022.
- Percival Mansions Art House, Number 12 on the Kemptown Arts Trail, Artists Open Houses festival, weekends: 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 28,29 May 2022
- The Grange Gallery, Rottingdean, “Cloths of Dreams”: a collaborative show featuring Loraine Hayes paintings and Louise Elizabeth quilts, 17 August – 4 September 2022
- The Control Tower, Kings Hill Surrey, March 2002 – May 2022
- Artists Open Houses (AOH) At The Coach House, Kemptown Arts Trail, May 2016
- Artists Open Houses (AOH) at ArtForty7, Kemptown Arts Trail, May 2017
- The Grange, Rottingdean July 2017
- The Grange, Rottingdean, 19 March – 15 April 2018
- Art83, Artists Open Houses (AOH) May 2018
- Laughing Dog Gallery, Brighton Marina, August 2018
- The Control Tower, Kings Hill Surrey, October 2018 – January 2019
- The Grange Christmas Show December 2018
- Grey Walls Gallery at Laughing Dog, Print Show, December 2018
- DMH Stallard, 6 New Street Square, City of London, EC4A 3B, April 2019 (Viewing by appointment only)
- Percival Mansions Art House, Artists Open Houses (AOH), May 2019
- Cripps, Tonbridge Wells 2019
- Grey Walls Gallery, Brighton Marina 2019
- Royal Academy of Arts “Young Contemporaries” (not recent!)